On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 11:04:59PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Zoltan Klinger <zoltan.klin...@gmail.com> writes:
> > Would like to get some more feedback on the proposed output in case of
> > (1) an untracked subdirectory with multiple files where at least one of
> > them
> > cannot be removed.
> > (2) reporting ignored untracked git subdirectories
> > Suppose we have a repo like the one below:
> > test.git/
> > |-- tracked_file
> > |-- untracked_file
> > |-- untracked_foo/
> > | |-- bar/
> > | | |-- bar.txt
> > | |-- emptydir/
> > | |-- frotz.git/
> > | | |-- frotx.txt
> > | |-- quux/
> > | |-- failedquux.txt
> > | |-- quux.txt
> > |-- untracked_unreadable_dir/
> > | |-- afile
> > |-- untracked_some.git/
> > |-- some.txt
> > $ git clean -fd
> > Removing untracked_file
> > Removing untracked_foo/bar
> > Removing untracked_foo/emptydir
> > Removing untracked_foo/quux/quux.txt
> > warning: failed to remove untracked_foo/quux/failedquux.txt
> > warning: failed to remove remove untracked_unreadable_dir/
> "remove remove" is a typo, I presume.
> > warning: ignoring untracked git repository untracked_foo/frotz.git/
> > warning: ignoring untracked git repository untracked_some.git/
> If you mean "we report the topmost directory and nothing about
> (recursive) contents in it if everything is removed successfully"
> (in other words, if we had subdirectories and files inside
> untracked_foo/bar/ and we successfully removed all of them, the
> above output does not change), it seems quite reasonable.
> > Use git clean --force --force to delete all untracked git repositories
> But I am not sure if this is ever sane. Especially the one that
> removes an embedded repository is suspicious. "git clean" should
> not ever touch it with or without --superforce or any other command.
As I mentioned in my email where I reported this incorrect git clean output, I
have a use case where I want git clean to remove embedded repositories.
Whether it is a sane one is probably a different discussion.
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